Is Muay Thai done barefoot?
Muay Thai is always practised bare-foot so you won’t need to wear socks during training, nor will you need any other footwear, such as boxing boots. And that’s it! That is all you need to wear for your first session!
Do we need shoes for Muay Thai?
Only boxing shoes and wrestling shoes that are clean and have not been worn outdoors will be permitted on the mats.
Should I shave my legs for Muay Thai?
Yes, leg shaving (or nairing/waxing) is popular among male and female Nak Muays. Some say it is to prevent hair stubble from grating against a sparring partner’s skin, causing a rash. Others say hair-free skin is easier to bandage in case of cuts or wounds. Expect lots of conditioning.
What do Muay Thai fighters wear on their feet?
Muay Thai ankle guards are worn to protect and support the ankle joints. Although they are not as essential compared to boxing gloves or Muay Thai shorts, many Thai boxers wear ankle supports during training or fighting. This is because the extra support helps to minimize sprains from rolling the ankle.
Can you do Muay Thai with nails?
Cut your nails (both fingers and toes) regularly to prevent from slicing your sparring/clinching partners and pad holders with long unkempt nails. Shower before you train or head over to the gym so as to minimize any unpleasant odor that might arise when you perspire.
Should I wear Muay Thai shorts?
If you’re training in a Muay Thai gym, you won’t really be required to wear Muay Thai shorts. Most are respectful enough to let you wear what you feel comfortable with wearing. But, if you love Muay Thai and want to take it seriously, you should start getting used to wearing Muay Thai shorts.
Do you need a GI for Muay Thai?
Nothing is stopping you from training in athletic shorts but Muay Thai shorts are like the unofficial uniform of Muay Thai, just like you should wear a Judo Gi when training Judo you should wear Muay Thai shorts when training Thai boxing.